Food Sector Reform: Tackling The Runaway Food Inflation Train

Here, find out the most common mistakes you might be making and what you can do to make sure your kid is a healthy eater. 1. Forgetting whole foods Its super easy to rely on packaged snacks, but processed foods are usually less nutritious and have tons of added fat, sugar, and salt. Whole foods, however, have more protein and fiber, which keep your kid satisfied longer. Whole foods are going to provide the biggest nutritional bang for your buck for the calories, said Angela Lemond, a registered dietitian nutritionist and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2. Not offering enough fruits and veggies According to a recent report in the Journal of Adolescent Health, less than one in three kids eats fruits and vegetables every day. Be sure your kid is getting enough by following the USDAs Choose My Plate image when serving meals: 1/2 fruits and vegetables, 1/4 grains, and 1/4 protein. 3. Too many artificial sweeteners Although its not clear the long-term effects artificial sweeteners have on kids, its still best to limit them, according to Dr. Melina Jampolis, a physician, nutrition specialist and spokesperson for Zevia. Theyre younger, theyre smaller, and their brains are developing, she said.

Jama had opened his restaurant The Village in an effort to showcase the great cuisine and culture of his home country, serving traditional Somali dishes. 5. Lebanon At the moment, the U.S. State Department advises travelers not to visit Lebanon, as the risk of “spontaneous upsurge in violence remains.” But while the potential dangers of traveling to are not to be taken lightly, neither are the culinary temptations that the country has to offer. Lebanese food is often considered the most familiar Middle Eastern cuisine, with traditional dishes such as falafel and shawarma sold in countries around the world. But in the capital Beirut, a wide range of upscale restaurants have made the city a sought-out destination for fine dining and a buzzing nightlife. At Lux, accessory designer and restaurateur Johnny Farah serves Mediterranean fare, and ingredients are harvested at his own organic farm in the Lebanese mountains. And after establishing locations in London and Paris, Franco-North African Momo opened in Beirut, serving modern and elegant versions of mezze; the restaurant also arranges popular events such as dance parties at night. READ MORE: World’s best food markets 6. Afganistan The latest Travel Warning for Afghanistan warns U.S. citizens against travel to Afghanistan, as the risk of kidnapping and terror attacks still remains high. But when it comes to food, Afghanistan has plenty of flavorful dishes to offer. The country is known for its variety of kebabs and pulao rice cooked with meat, chicken, or vegetables. In the Bamiyan region, the main bazaar in Shahr-e Nau, has a good variety of food vendors offering traditional cuisine such as kebabs, pulao, and the beef and bean soup shorwa. 7.

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While food inflation hovered below 4% during FY 2001 to FY 2008, it jumped to double digits during FY 2009 to FY 2013 and is continuing at that pace. One reason was the big fiscal stimulus of FY 2009, just before the last election, which doubled the fiscal deficit in a single year. In a country where an average household spends almost half of its expenditure on food, it was but natural that this increased spending will put pressure on food prices. The supply response in agriculture is positive and gave a high farm GDP growth in response to better price incentives, but not so high as to keep have to control food prices in the medium term, we must wind down the fiscal stimulus in a calibrated way. That’s where the dilemma between growth and food inflation appears. Though the fiscal stimulus helped raise overall growth, it also pumped up lot of expenditure through NREGA-type activities. These have led to an unprecedented increase in farm wages, which have been growing at almost 18% per annum for the last five years. This is causing cost push food inflation, partly also via MSPs responding to rising costs in farming. Unless labour and land productivity increases faster, this pressure on food inflation is going to stay. But policymakers can do a lot to bring food inflation from 18% to less than 7%, if not below 4%. The government has huge stocks of cereals, way above what it needs for its commitments under NFSA. At least 20 million tonnes of rice and wheat can be liquidated in the domestic market at pragmatic prices (wheat at Rs 1,400/quintal and rice at Rs 1,900/qtl).